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EWI Adds Renowned Additive Manufacturing Expert to Buffalo Manufacturing Works Team

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Frank Medina

EWI is pleased to announce that Francisco Medina, Jr. Ph.D., a leading edge expert in additive manufacturing (AM), will join the growing team at Buffalo Manufacturing Works as Principal Engineer. Medina comes to Buffalo from Arcam, where he was managing its North America relationships and R&D activities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Prior to his work with Arcam, Medina was Center Manager for the University of Texas at El Paso W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation which explores material extrusion, binder jetting, and powder bed fusion processes.

“There has been tremendous interest in additive manufacturing,” said Michael Ulbrich, President of Buffalo Manufacturing Works. “Now we have one of the best in the business to assist our clients to integrate this critical technology into their manufacturing processes.”

EWI CEO and President Henry Cialone agrees. “Frank will be a great asset to our organization and excellent addition to our Buffalo team. His knowledge in electron beam melting (EBM) systems deepens EWI’s expertise in AM to better serve industry.”

Shawn Kelly, EWI’s Technology Lead for AM adds, “Frank’s oversight of Buffalo Manufacturing Works’ AM capabilities enhances our offerings to manufacturers who want to incorporate additive processes in their operations.”

“I’m honored to be a part of this talented team that is helping innovation-driven organizations across North America excel,” said Medina. “By partnering with our clients’ internal manufacturing, engineering and R&D teams, EWI’s team is helping manufacturers to deliver better products, grow and compete through additive manufacturing and our other technical capabilities.” Medina earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), a leading multi-disciplinary engineering program.

To contact Frank and learn more EWI’s Buffalo-based AM capabilities, email


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